Exploring Node.js With Mark Hinkle, Executive Director Of The Node.js Foundation

January 10th, 2018 · 16 mins 36 secs

About this Episode

Even though JavaScript has been around for more than 20 years, it's becoming the first class citizen for developing enterprise applications. There is a huge developer community behind this technology.

What makes things even more interesting is that JavaScript can run on server, so developers can write applications that run end to end in JavaScript, by the virtue of Node.js. As a result, JavaScript has become the language of the browser and it has a complete set of technologies all the way to the server. It allows developers to do all kinds of interesting things.

That's not all. According to Mark Hinkle, the Executive Director of the Node.js Foundation, "Node.js is the number one workload across a serverless infrastructure out there. It was the first solution that ran on Amazon Lambda, Google functions. It's the largest workload that runs on an IBM Bluemix."

Node.js is very well suited for service applications because server applications are typically single function microservices that are event driven and JavaScript applications are a perfect use case for the serverless environment.

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